Remember when there was Auto Racing in Downtown Grand Rapids?  Grand Rapids once hosted the West Michigan Grand Prix on the Downtown streets. 

According to Wikipedia, the race took place in 1998 and 1999.  The race, sanctioned by SCCA pro racing was held at the Scott Brayton Memorial Street circuit in Downtown Grand Rapids.

Scott Brayton was an Indy car driver, who was killed in a crash during practice of the 1996 Indianapolis 500.  The track featured 13 turns and was designed by Alan Wilson.

There were six different series as part of the Grand Prix. One of those included the Trans Am Series, which was the headline event of both editions.

The Grand Prix folded after 1999 despite attracting more than 100,000 fans, both years with no major corporate sponsor.

Did you remember attending either edition of the Grand Prix?